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THE SKYHAWK ASSOCIATION Journal

A-4s over Oskosh at Airventure 2010

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Fall 2010

Skyhawk Association VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 3

Skyhawk Association Board Meeting 9 April, 2011

Corpus Christi,, TX

Prez Sez • Tribute to the Tinker Toy Skyhawks over Oshkosh • Take No Prisoners From the Editor • Size Does Matter You Think We Read? • Vintage Gann Puresome Unplugged • Skyhawk Study Group

www.skyhawk.org


BOMBS AWAY! • Fall 2010 •

IN MEMORY OF

M. DAVIS “WHIZZER” WHITE, D.D.S (1939-2007) FOUNDER OF THE SKYHAWK ASSOCIATION

The Prez Sez: From the Hun ......................................................................2

SKYHAWK ASSOCIATION, INC.

Vintage Gann: The First TA-4 ....................................................................6

Officers and Directors Todd Frommelt President and Director (FY 11) toddfrommelt@roadrunner.com Mike Eberhardt Vice President (Navy) and Director (FY 13) thebuick@aol.com Bill Egen Vice President (Marines) and Director (FY 13) zerocep@ec.rr.com Terry Cooney Secretary and Director (FY 11) skyhawkasn@woh.rr.com

Scheduling Stuff: Mark your Calendar .....................................................5 Take No Prisoners: Letters to the Editor....................................................7 From the Editor: Raven’s Ramblings .........................................................9 Skyhawk Study Group: Research Assignment .........................................15 Read? You Think We Read?......................................................................22 New Paying Member$ .............................................................................23 Size Does Matter: Modeling News.......................................................... 23 TAPS ........................................................................................................23

Mark Williams Treasurer and Director (FY 12) readyroomcoor@a4skyhawk.org Gene Atwell Webmaster and Director (FY 12) geneatwell@gmail.com

Tribute to the Tinker Toy; The Navy’s Skyhawk Bantam Bomber By Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret)................................. 10-15

George Blosser Director (FY 12) george.blosser@b2xonline.com

Skyhawks over Oshkosh by Mark Williams ............................................................................. 16-19

Pete Cole Director (FY 12) petecole@earthlink.net

Puresome Unplugged: Rocket in the Rain By Jack Youthly Puresome Woodul ................................................... 20-21

Dave Dollarhide Director (FY 11) davedollarhide@msn.com John Gabbard Director (FY 13) va43@a4skyhawk.org Ted Langworthy Director (FY 13) FLYBEAR@peoplepc.com Steve Linder Director (FY 11) steve.linder@1969.usna.com Joe Turpen Director (FY 13) forrestal@fewpb.net Skyhawk Association, Inc. 2421 Clubside Drive Beavercreek, OH 45431 skyhawkasn@woh.rr.com Website: www.skyhawk.org or www.a4skyhawk.org David Weber, Asst. Webmaster a4web1@verizon.net

NEWSLETTER STAFF Bob “Raven” Hickerson – Chairman and Editor. Boom Powell and Mark Williams - Co-Editors. David “Twidget” Weber – Technology and Website. Feature Contributors: Ed “Viking” Jobin, Peter Mersky, Joe Turpen, Gary Verver, David “Twidget” Weber, and Jack “Puresome” Woodul.

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Published by the Skyhawk Association © 2010

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Contributions We actively seek contributions from members, including news, photos, historical documents, anecdotes and other items of interest. Submissions may be edited due to space limitations in the newsletter. Contributions may be emailed to the Newsletter Editor at sa-journal-editor@a4skyhawk.org or mailed to Bob Hickerson, 1222 Balcones Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Stephanie Davis, graphics, skyhawk@ncflight.com. Printed by NCCOAST Communications, Morehead City, NC.

Cover: A-­4s  fill  the  skies  over  Oshkosh  2010.  Warbird  Heritage  Foundation  A-­4B   142112 and Collings Foundation TA-4J 153524 performed for crowds at Airventure last summer. (Photo by Ken Crist) Skyhawk Association • Fall 2010

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